Pattern - Jaywalker from Magknits by Grumperina
Yarn - Lorna's Laces in Tidal Wave
Completion date - July 4, 2006
Recipient - my mom
Yipee! Finally a completed pair of socks! It took a whole lot less time to do these than the ones for my sockapalooza pal, but I guess I can contribute it to morning sickness! I really enjoyed this pattern, I know why everyone was working on it before. It goes really quickly and looks really great. And, the pattern is memorizable.
Of course, I started another sock. The ones for the Toasty Toes swap! Aren't we all impressed by the ahead of the gameness that I am?! I wanted to get them done since there may be a new baby living in our house around the time of the due date. I know I'll be a little more relaxed about getting these done than Mom's really really belated Mother's Day socks. I think they will be a nice alternative to a baby blanket.
I'm using the Oriel pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. It is a fabulous fabulous book, I think a must in every sock knitter's library, IMHO. This is the first time I'm doing them toe up and I really like it. It will be nice to be done with the foot first thing. The lace pattern was a bit challenging at first. You have to YO before you purl, and that was a bit tricky to get a handle of since the YO tend to slip out of place a bit or get to tight. How does the pattern look to yall? It looks pretty good to me, but I know I have been looking at it alot! And, I know it can be a bit hard to see.